Join Redbridge residents as we Light up London!

Having learned that Redbridge were running a community dance project to be featured in Lumiere London 2018, I was excited to find out more so myself and a couple of colleagues decided to book ourselves onto the workshop and get involved! On Sunday 14 January, we arrived at Redbridge Drama Centre in South Woodford clueless …

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Creative play with glass

I had been promising myself for ages that I would make time and book myself on a creative workshop at Valentines Mansion, and I am so pleased that I did and to add to the pleasure,  I had talked one of my old school friends into joining me so it gave us time to have …

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Meet Miss England semi-finalist at Fairlop Fair

Miss Redbridge, Krishna Solanki, is in the running to become Miss England after securing a place in the semi-finals. Having just finished her second year studying maths at Portsmouth University, she had to juggle the pageant with revising for her exams, which she finished just a couple of days before the heats. Krishna, who is …

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Valentines Mansion inspires a new generation of origami stars!

Nothing says school holidays like a bit of arts and crafts! Children and their parents went along to the mansion to enjoy a morning of traditional Japanese art on Wednesday 19th of February. As soon as our tutor, Alison, began her demonstration at the front of the class I heard a young girl shout excitedly, …

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The Lamp of Memory

Ana Čavić   Helmut Lemke   Psykick Dancehall   Melissa Bugarella    Agnieszka Polska & Tomasz Kowalski   Wouter Van der Hallen The Lamp of Memory is a contemporary exhibition that takes its title and inspiration from the book by 19th century English theorist John Ruskin. This name was also chosen as it reflects the importance of architecture as container …

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Half-term gets off to a scribbling start!

Captivating Calligraphy at Valentines Mansion If you thought the kids would want to ditch the pens and pencils during half-term, think again! Valentines Mansion held a calligraphy class on Tuesday 18th February, where youngsters could try their hand at a writing style that’s been around for centuries and still looks beautiful. Appropriately, the class was …

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Broadmead Recreation Ground – Volunteers needed!

The Rangers, in partnership with Trees for Cities, are planning to plant over 7,000 trees at Broadmead Recreation Ground – and we need your help! Tree planting opportunities run from the 5th – 27th of February. Come and join the team and help with planting week- days between 11am – 3pm Monday – Thursday. Learn …

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Valentines Mansion Channels Its Artistic Side With ‘A Touch of Glass’ Workshop

Artist Amanda Seljubac ran a very popular art workshop in her studio at the mansion on Tuesday. Raeesa Mukhtar went to check it out! What a lovely feeling to walk through the gardens of Valentines Mansion on a cold and foggy morning, and then to be welcomed into the cosy studio of an artist, warmed …

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